Casual Academy Physiotherapists / Sports Therapists

Positions: Academy Physiotherapists/Sports Therapists (casual)

Location: Sparrows Lane Training Ground, South East London or as required

Hours: Evenings and weekends

Closing date: 28/09/2020

The club is seeking qualified Physiotherapists or Sports Therapists to deliver medical provision for our academy age-groups. This includes training sessions, injury clinics and match day medical cover for the foundation and youth development phases.

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the delivery of injury prevention, injury surveillance, and individual rehabilitation.

You will hold a BSc degree in Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or a related field and also hold relevant first aid qualifications. FA safeguarding and DBS certification will also be required.  More advanced pitch-side pre-hospital care qualifications would be desirable, such as the FA ITMMiF or ATMMiF qualification (or equivalent). 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in conjunction with the Lead Academy Physiotherapist and Academy Physiotherapist for provision of all physiotherapy duties associated with the U9-U16 teams
  • Provide physiotherapy cover for tournaments, friendlies and weekend fixtures
  • To manage medical provision at oversees and UK tournaments
  • Assist with player screening and testing
  • Provide pitch-side cover for evening and weekend training sessions
  • Liaise with coaching staff regarding player availability and progress
  • Deliver clinics and rehabilitation to individuals and small groups
  • Keep accurate records of all injuries as well as treatment, prevention and rehab sessions and record them on the club’s electronic medical records database (PMA)
  • Communicate with full-time medical staff on academy injures and management
  • Keep up to date records of injury surveillance and player availability
  • Maintain excellent communication with full-time medical staff to maintain exceptional standards in player care
  • Assist with pitch- and gym-based athletic development
  • Take part in CPD and attend in-house developmental training
  • Maintain a professional appearance and approach to club duties, at all times

MAIN JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education/Qualifications/Training:

  • BSc degree in Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy (E)
  • Registration with appropriate governing body (HCPC/CSP or STT) (E)
  • Advanced First Aid (AREA/ATMMiF or ITMiFF) (D)
  • FA Safeguarding Children Certificate (D)
This a casual position that will require you to work evenings and weekends.